Edinburgh is a city of contrasts with its delightful Georgian New Town and its medieval Old Town, full of character, narrow closes and steep stairs. Learn a few dialect words and find out the difference between clap and clapshot and lug and lum. Find out why golf and tartan were once banned and how banking, beer and biscuits played a part in the fortune of the city. Discover the gruesome stories of Burke and Hare selling murder victim's bodies, the half-hanged woman who springs back to life, the doukin' of witches in the Nor' Loch and scay tales of the ghosts which haunt the Old Toon. Eclectica Edinburgh brings you a mixture of interesting facts and tales of Auld Reekie including famous people, local sports, Scottish recipes and a few wee jokes.